Gulfstream Appoints Dale Colter as Manager of Flight Test

Published: Mar 22, 2006 1:00:00 AM
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Dale ColterSAVANNAH, Ga., March 21, 2006 - Dale Colter has joined Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. as manager of flight test. In this position, Colter will be responsible for planning and executing the aircraft-level test programs for Gulfstream's current aircraft models plus research and development programs. In this role, he will be responsible for the flight test engineering and instrumentation activities in addition to the maintenance and modifications for the test aircraft.

Prior to joining Gulfstream, Colter served as an assistant program director for the U.S. Air Force's Air Combat Command's operational test wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., supporting electronic warfare testing for fighter, bomber and reconnaissance aircraft. Early in his career, he served in the Air Force as a C-130/C-141 structures engineer at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., and then became a flight test instrumentation branch chief for the Air Force Special Operations Command's test squadron at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Colter later served as senior technical manager for Headquarters Air Mobility Command's Logistics Directorate supporting airlift, tanker and special air missions fleets. After serving more than 20 years of military service, he retired from the United States Air Force in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Colter earned a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from Auburn University and a master's degree in engineering/technical management from Mercer University.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world's most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has produced more than 1,500 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958. To meet the diverse transportation needs of the future, Gulfstream offers a comprehensive fleet of aircraft, comprising the wide-cabin, high-speed Gulfstream G150 TM; the large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G200 TM; the large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G350 TM; the large-cabin, long-range G450 TM; the large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G500 TM and the large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G550 TM. Gulfstream also offers aircraft ownership services via Gulfstream Financial Services Division and Gulfstream Pre-Owned Aircraft Sales®. The company employs more than 7,900 people at seven major locations.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 72,200 people worldwide and had 2005 revenue of $21.2 billion. The company is a market leader in mission-critical information systems and technologies; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and business aviation.